Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent and dumbbells in hand. Keeping your posture, hinge at the waist and let your arms hang forward, palms facing in and elbows slightly bent. Contract your shoulder blades together as you draw the dumbbells out and back, keeping a slight bend at the elbow.
The Non-Slip Mono Loop is also known as the “Kreh Loop” as it has been popularized by fishing legend Lefty Kreh. As its name suggests it forms a non-slip loop at the end of a fishing line. The loop connection to a fly or a lure can give the fly or lure more natural action. Some fishermen find the Kreh Loop easier to tie than the similar Rapala Knot and equally reliable.
The Windsor is the most well-known tie knot for official occasions such as business meetings, job interviews, etc. It’s a large and symmetric knot that looks good on wide collar shirts. Keep in mind that due to its width, the Windsor visually shortens the neck a bit. The knot is rather complicated in structure and might turn out too large on thick ties, so it is recommended for lighter materials. The Duke of Windsor is commonly believed to be the inventor of the knot, but in fact it was invented by the public in an attempt to copy the large Four-in-hand knot on the Duke’s tie, which was made of especially thick materials.
The Twisted Dropper Loop is a variation of the dropper loop. As the dropper loop the twisted dropper loop forms a loop which is off to the side of the line. In the this variation the line is twisted before the loop is created. This stiffens the line and make it stand nicely off to the side. The twisted dropper loop can be used anytime a loop is needed in the middle of your leader.
If you need a large formal knot and don’t want to deal with the Windsor, the St. Andrew knot is a good choice. It forms a wide elongated knot almost as large as the Windsor, but much easier to tie. Correctly tied and properly tightened, the knot protrudes over the collar in its bottom part which gives the tie an elegant curve. However, the knot is a bit asymmetric and not suitable for the most conservative events. It belongs to the group of knots that start with placing the tie around the neck inside-out, which also might be a disadvantage. St. Andrew looks better on ties of thick fabrics and on shirts with wide collar openings.
Very strong bend consisting of 2 overhand knots. Ashley’s Bend doesn’t slip even when heavily loaded, but tends to jam and can be very difficult to untie. The knot is very reliable and is extensively used in mountaineering and other extreme situations.
In making the bangle «Slanting line,» you’ll learn how to make a right-angle weave. It’s stitched with two needles. The weave is not difficult, but it will demand your attention. The beadwork will be flat if you choose beads of the same size and type. Round beads will especially look good.
This bright sun made of yellow seed beads can be used as an applique on clothes. And, if you attach a cord, it can also be used as a pendant. Take a wire and round or cylindrical seed beads. It’s best to use opaque beads so the wire won’t be seen through them.
A good hitch for attaching a rope to a thick post, such as a tree or a ship mast. The hitch doesn’t jam and can easily be undone, but it’s trustworthy only when the ends are permanently loaded. Seize the ends with a twine for additional security.
A simple and secure bend consisting of two overhand knots. The Fisherman’s knot is especially good for thin threads, but not recommended for thick nylon ones. The knot is compact, easy to tie even with wet hands and very difficult to untie. It is extensively used in fishing.
Let’s begin a 3D drawing! If you don't have any previous experience with this kind of picture, we suggest you start with the simplest drawings, for example, a circle. When learning to draw in 3D, it’s best to use simple pencils with different grades of lead. If you can, acquire a special kit. Soft lead pencils make a darker and thicker line; hard lead pencils a thinner and lighter line. In addition, when drawing in 3D you must sometimes bear down harder and sometimes more lightly